The band headed Salisbury Carnival for the fifth time since our founding in 2011. Here we are warming up at the start of the parade.
It's been a busy couple of months as we have performed several outdoor concerts, including the launch of Salisbury's Poppy Appeal.
The band nearly raised the roof with a stirring programme of film music at St Thomas’ Church. Selections included Star Wars, Skyfall and Les Miserables. Composers JohnWilliams and Ennio Morricone were specially featured. We celebrated and commemorated the 71st anniversary of D-Day with music from The Longest Day.
We held this year's first marching rehearsal on April 19, under professional direction. In the afternoon we moved to the Cathedral School for a full rehearsal in a stunning setting. We have gained several new players as a direct result of this event. Special thanks are due to Eric, our MD, for such a worthwhile afternoon. Our brass band friends loved it!
Salisbury Guildhall, 1914 Centenary Concert
A free public concert, part of the Council's WW1 Centenary Commemoration. A strong performance was very well received.
Salisbury and Warminster Remembrance Parades
A creditable performance in Salisbury. There were many good comments and we did remarkably well for such a small band.The dynamics were excellent for the laying of wreaths.
Warminster was arranged at short notice so there was only a possibility of a very small group being able to play. Even so, our contribution was much appreciated. The need to provide music for Remembrance locally was a prime reason for starting the band.
The Band under the direction of Roger Allsopp lead the Remembrance Parade in Salisbury.
We were absolutely thrilled with the support from our own members, and friends from other bands. The weather was kind to us too. The crowds were delighted. This was our fourth carnival, and first time in 3 years we've led the parade on our own.